Sunday 5 April, 2020

Cops arrest two for supermarket robbery

Two persons are in police custody following a robbery at a supermarket in Penal.

The two are being questioned as investigators search for a third suspect.

The incident took place around 10.30 pm on Saturday at the Jinxiu Supermarket on the SS Erin Road.

According to reports, three men entered the premises armed with a weapon and announced a hold-up.

They then began assaulting workers at the supermarket demanding that the cash and valuables be handed over.

However, persons in the store had notified police of the incident.

A team of officers led by Sgt Persad of the Penal Police Station responded.

The suspects, on seeing the officers, attempted to flee the scene and jumped through a window on the first floor.

They tried to escape through nearby bushes.

However, the responding officers, with assistance from officials from the Southern Division, as well as the South Western Division, captured two of the suspects.

Part of this incident was captured on CCTV cameras.

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